Lakeshore Family Dentistry Blog

December 10, 2018
dental health risks of sugar-free soda pop

The Top Sugar-Free Food That Can Rot Your Teeth

Sodas should only be an occasional treat (like a cupcake or a candy bar), not your main source of hydration or caffeine. To get around this issue and still enjoy a sweet drink, many people turn to sugar-free varieties. The only problem is that sugar-free sodas can cause tooth decay too!
December 2, 2018
sugar free gum is a dental care health hack

3 Dental Care Hacks to Keep Your Smile Healthy

The best way to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime is great dental health habits. Here are a few hacks beyond the usual brushing and flossing routine that can help prevent tooth decay.
November 24, 2018
a history of the toothbrush

Toothbrushes Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

The modern toothbrush has only been around for about 90 years, but it is the latest in a long evolution of tools to fight tooth decay, stretching back thousands of years and involving a whole range of flora and fauna!
November 16, 2018
drinking water to combat dry mouth and tooth decay

Dry Mouth Isn’t Just Unpleasant…It Can Cause Tooth Decay!

Dry mouth can make it more likely that you'll get tooth decay! The presence of saliva in your mouth is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy.
November 9, 2018
paleo diet doesn't always prevent tooth decay

You Can Still Get Cavities on a Paleo Diet!

Among many other health benefits, many people who advocate for the paleo diet also claim that it can prevent tooth decay. But it turns out this might not be true.
November 1, 2018
young-woman-brushing-her-teeth

The Zen of Brushing Your Teeth

In the daily rush of modern life it can be hard to find time to care for yourself, and this includes taking appropriate care of your smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly each day is vital to avoiding tooth decay and toothaches.
October 24, 2018
who is the ADA

Who Is the American Dental Association Anyway?

Most of us have seen them: little boxes on the sides of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and packets of dental floss that have the words "ADA Accepted" on them. ADA stands for the American Dental Associate, but who are they and what does the seal mean?
October 17, 2018
brushing your teeth wrong leads to tooth decay

You Might Be Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

Brushing your teeth is such a routine habit that you may forget that there's a right and a wrong way to do it. But proper brushing is super important for preventing tooth decay and gum disease!
October 9, 2018
woman bad at brushing teeth

Even More Ways You’re Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

As something we all do everyday, it might be surprising that many people do not brush their teeth correctly. While doing it wrong is a lot better than not doing it at all, brushing your teeth correctly can help prevent tooth decay
October 1, 2018
coffee drinker worries about stained teeth

Top Tips for Keeping Stains Off Your Teeth

No matter where you live or what kind of lifestyle you enjoy, chances are you have a habit that could stain your teeth. Whether you're a coffee lover, a tea enthusiast, or a red wine connoisseur, your teeth might not be as bright as you want them to be.
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